Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is served over biscuits in our home. It is a really common dish in southern homes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and chop tomatoes, set aside.
  2. Heat large heavy skillet, I prefer an iron skillet.
  3. Pour in oil.
  4. Add flour to oil and lightly brown flour, stirring constantly.
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and water.
  6. Simmer on low heat until tomatoes are cooked.
  7. You may have to add a little water as this cooks, if it becomes too thick.
  8. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, biscuits, etc.


Most Helpful

I was a little perplexed by this recipe. I followed the recipe, but ended up adding another cup of water to get a gravy consistency. It was a quick fix, and being from the North, it was not something I had ever had. I will certainly make this again, but use half the oil and flour.

SweetSueAl March 19, 2006

Great over rice!!! Yum!!!

Lisa60 December 29, 2006

We loved this gravy! I used fresh tomatoes and bacon drippings instead of oil. I had some left over and it reheated nicely the next day. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Dianne03 June 18, 2005

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